As you can see, most people on this forum are ex-Trinity members who are disgruntled and claim that Trinity is a cult. I and one other Trinity member are the only people on this forum who have disagreed, the moderator of this forum has also questioned the accusations made here. I counsel you to talk to people on both sides of this issue, those who are current members of TFI, and other media sources.
Just don't believe everything people are saying here without honestly searching out both sides. These people express one side of the totality of views concerning the nature of TFI. Don't give in to the pressure here to just accept what is being said. Ask both sides the hardest questions you know.
From my perspective, Ole Anthony is the farthest thing from a persuasive personality there is. Most people don't agree with him. He is not a charming narcissist, but a raw man who will say exactly what he thinks to your face, and tell you not to accept what he says, but to search things out for yourself.
Consider that the Observer article is the only article of many that has ever put TFI in such a negative light.
Good Luck Marion,
We may be disgruntled ex-members, but we are telling the truth. I am glad, Marion, you have the integrity to read the book. Nathan says to check out both sides, but that is the very thing he himself has been unwilling to do, even though he has been offered a free book.
Nathan, I am disappointed in you. I thought you were making progress, but this seems like a regression. I am especially saddened by your lack of response to the touching post by Boanerges. I know it actually cost him something to write that, and yet you express yourself in a way that suggests that you see this all as some intellectual curiosity. These are real people whose lives have been damaged by the group you continue to defend, even though you have no real basis for doing so.
I now think Boanerges is right--you should go and live at Trinity in Dallas for awhile and see for yourself what is going on there. It is pretty clear that we are wasting our keystrokes talking to you in this forum.